Painting On Vacation – Part 2

This is the second post of my art journal paintings I did while on vacation at the lake.  I posted the first week, here.

On Sunday, July 24, I saw four Evening Grosbeaks in a neighbor’s cherry tree at the lake so this was my inspiration for Monday’s drawing on July 25:

I added a few color pencils and white gel pen to my bird at the end.

Tuesday, I skipped a day in my art journal because I did a mixed media painting from Carla Sonheim’s FREE Kid’s Art Week that I posted last week on my blog, here.

On Wednesday, July 27, I was inspired by the purple color and shape in the wildflower, Fireweed to create this abstract feather:

Thursday, July 28th, I wanted to paint the quiet beauty that surrounds me at the lake so I painted this picture and later added a Bible verse:

On Friday, July 29, I was experimenting with gouache and was inspired by the circular shapes and colors in my flowers to created these swirls of patterns:

Saturday, July 30th found me floating in the boat and enjoying the lake!  I was inspired by the clear, natural water to paint it:

On Sunday, July 31st, I celebrated 31 days of painting with watercolor for World Watercolor Month by painting a bottle of wine and one glass.  I added a little pizzazz to the background with one of my Gelli-prints:

I hope I inspire you to paint on your next vacation!  I found it very relaxing and a perfect way to remember my time at the lake:


Happy Creating!  🙂

22 responses to “Painting On Vacation – Part 2

  1. These are lovely illustrations, Jill. Even on vacation you were joining in the fun at WWM. 🙂

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  2. Nice work! Love the gelli plated background especially – you really have a way with those things, Jill. Haven’t even got mine dirty yet. That last photo reminds me of Deep Creek Lake in the western MD mountains. A beautiful place. Nice to have an escape for the body and the mind and I bet your artwork brings you right back there every time. Bonus! Thanks for sharing your vacation art! 💜🌅

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  3. Wow – these are so good. I love the evening grosbeak (no surprise there!) and the the tree with fence line. And Psalm 25 is one of my favorites. 🙂

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    • Thank you Kathy! 😍 I don’t see Grosbeaks very often so I was so excited to see them that day! Love their coloring! They wouldn’t let me get too close for a photo though. Thank you for your nice comments. ❤️


  4. fun to see again and some for the first time that I missed – like quiet beauty, which I LOVE! so much beauty – so much talent – wish I didn’t have to work and could paint. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent Jill!

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  5. Fabulous!! What an artistically productive vacay!! Beautiful work! 😍💕And that photo makes me want to get in a car and go there now!! Awesome!

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  6. Looks like you are having a lovely time on your vacation, that lake looks like a place I could steal away to easy! love your photos and paintings and the scripture…..the Psalms are dear to my heart. 🙂 My favorite is your painting whirly patterns, how the colors meld into each other…..continue to enjoy your time away!

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  7. Beautiful paintings.
    Are you sure you are on holiday?

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  8. Painting for Joy

    Awesomeness ! 👍🏻👍🏻

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  10. I love your art work, you inspire me.

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  11. I am learning all the time. I love being creative. 🙂

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